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At the Pantaenius NSWGFA Interclub, the crowd always builds just after dinner to see the range of creatures and applaud the anglers.
March 22, 2017

There is always something to learn...

Did you know that Marlins have a gland near their eye that secrets a special oil that is thought to make them even more slippery through the water? Until about a year ago, no one did! Also, did you know that the Oceanic White Tip Shark has special sensory structures in its head that act like a natural GPS utilising the earth’s geomagnetic field to locate itself in our vast oceans as it travels around the globe? Bet you didn’t.

 
Safe Anchoring
March 22, 2017

Safe Anchoring

Undoubtedly this is one of the things we all think we do well, but a few aide memoirs and prompts can never go astray. Indeed they can help you to have a great time boating, no matter where you go or what you like to do. Ultimately it is more than essential part of your seamanship, it keeps you, your crew, vessel and those around you out of harms way.

 
February 07, 2017

Heading off for adventure – the Oyster World Rally 2017-2019

The Oyster World Rally has officially started. Pantaenius is proud to support many of the participating Oyster Yachts during the next three years.

 
Pantaenius at the boot Düsseldorf
January 04, 2017

Pantaenius at the boot Düsseldorf

Join us at Germany’s biggest international boat show from January 21 to 29, 2017. You can find the Pantaenius booth in hall 11, F39.

Our dedicated staff will be happy to provide you with a quotation for your yacht and answer all your insurance related questions.

 
Back to Basics
November 17, 2016

Back to Basics

Thanks to satellite navigation and electronic instrumentation, the mariners of today live in privileged times. You could easily say that there is a genuine over-reliance on GPS and Chartplotters. Indeed there are now many examples of people’s blind faith in the system, careless plotting at the wrong magnification and inability to read the instructions or clarify what certain terms mean, like ‘No information available’. So when things go wrong at sea, which they always do, it’s important to be able to navigate using some of the more traditional methods.

 
Know your insurance
November 15, 2016

Know your insurance

It might seem like a very simple thing to say, but honestly, how well do you know it? Some may well not even know who has underwritten the policy, and the only contact they have is their broker. There are many reasons you should know all you can about your cover. Chief amongst them is the value over it. Most are market price, or a like replacement vessel. Only one has an Agreed Fixed Value and no deductions from that number in the event of total loss.

 

 
Boats returning or lining up for weigh station © John Curnow
November 15, 2016

Game Fishing - In for the big one

2016 saw Pantaenius become a primary partner of the NSW Game Fishing Association’s annual Interclub Tournament. It is a huge event, with over 150 vessels of varying sizes tracking down almost as many type of species under both tag and release, as well as capture.

 
Copyright: John Curnow
November 14, 2016

Royal Motor Yacht Club - Here with you

In just the last, short, little while, Pantaenius Australia has come on board with the glorious Royal Motor Yacht Club on Pittwater. In typical style, the crew very quickly matched their commitment with true presence, by setting up the trailer and display for the club’s annual Timber Boat Festival in early November.

 
Sail Port Stephens
November 14, 2016

Sail Port Stephens - 5/10 is way better than 50%

Pantaenius is returning once more as sponsor for the ever-increasing Sail Port Stephens regatta. This was the very first event that the great global insurer’s then new Australian office got behind. Five years on, and not only are the Pantaenius course marks and RIB very well known, the post-racing gathering on the balcony of Broughton’s on the Bay is set to become another landmark.

 
Not heading to, going around…
August 17, 2016

Not heading to, going around…

Both Jamie MacPhail and Maike Muth from Pantaenius are off to be a part of the record fleet at Hamilton Island. The contrasts for these two sailors could not be more significant.